Cyberpunk 2077 will release on December 13. The game will launch on current-gen hardware and PC.
Owners of the game can also play it on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S via backwards compatibility.
An upgraded version of the game will be available for purchase in 2021, and it will be free for owners of the game.
CD Projekt Red, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077, released a new gameplay video for the upcoming game on Cyberpunk’s YouTube channel today.
The video showcases gameplay running on a PlayStation 4 Pro. It then shifts to showing the game running on a PlayStation 5.
A difference between the two versions is noticeable, with the PlayStation 5 version harnessing the next-gen technology built into the newly released console to provide tangible improvements.
You can watch the gameplay video here:
WHAT THIS MEANS
The improvements in the PlayStation 5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 correspond to other backwards compatible games on the next generation of consoles. Load times in multiple games are noticeably faster on PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series of consoles. Graphical fidelity and frame rates are also improved, allowing for a more “next-gen” experience with current generation titles via backwards compatibility. This video highlights those improvements for Cyberpunk 2077, showing more details in textures.
With fully-realized next generation versions of Cyberpunk 2077 on the way, fans can anticipate even further enhancements. Ray-tracing is not supported at launch, but will be included down-the-line via a patch for PC. It’s possible that the next-gen console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will also receive the ray-tracing patch, but that’s still not confirmed. Overall, however, the next-gen upgrades will likely pack a more impressive punch than the current-gen versions running on next-gen hardware.